Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis

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24 thoughts on “Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis”

  1. This is great information. I be there are a lot of uninformed people out there and this will help!

  2. This is excellent info. I was always taught that running was terrible for you knees. I even had a doctor tell me that recently! O_o

  3. My husband and daughter are runners and I can attest to the fact that everything you are sharing is all the advice they have gotten from coaches – especially when it comes to reducing the impact of running on one’s knees. Great resource!

  4. This will clear up a common misconception for many people. I know lots of people who believe this still.

  5. I am one of those people! I thought running was bad for your knees (you just busted my bubble of excuses) I find that I must have bad form because I feel it in my shins and I’m afraid to get shin splints. I guess you need to come down and teach me!

    1. Hahaha! This made me giggle, “you just busted my bubble of excuses” … come on Rachel .. you know you want to be a runner 😛 lol

    2. Hahaha! This made me giggle, “you just busted my bubble of excuses” … come on Rachel .. you know you want to be a runner 😛 lol

  6. I never even considered the negative aspects that running can have on your body since I love it so much. Having quality running shoes definitely makes a major difference!

  7. I never realized running could even cause arthritis! Running is such a great way to exercise – I used to be more serious about it before. I should keep at it again.

  8. These are some great points. There are plenty of nice parks with trails that are easier on the knees than concrete.

  9. Proper shoes really help a running plan. I’m building back up to running, which is helping me drop the weight.

  10. great tips. The right shoes and starting gradually are key to not hurting yourself with your running routine!

  11. On the contrary, it helps prevent arthritis! I think running is a good workout and it’s easy to do everyday as well. I love the tips that you have here, so helpful!

  12. This is great info to know. I am trying to build up my endurance and stamina again after being sick for so long. These are great tips to remember as I get back in shape and start running.

  13. Oh, I love these tips. i have a great shoes so I think what I really need is the motivation to run.

  14. I didn’t even know people were connecting arthritis and running… you can probably tell im not a runner haha. But i do love me a new pair a shoes!

  15. It’s always nice to hear these kinds of things. This is the kind of info you file away in your mind for when you need it. 🙂

  16. I think this is even good advice if you’re just a walker like I am…I always try to make sure all my shoes have enough cushion in them – my ankles & knees ache otherwise!

  17. I’m so glad you shared this. I’ve had people tell me my entire life that I was ruining my knees by running. Guess who’s NOT ruining their knees? This girl.

  18. It really is amazing how many people still believe this!! This is great information for any one who believes this, especially if they want to try running.

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